Preparatory School Music Department
Bromsgrove Prep School has a thriving Music department, with high standards of both academic work and extra-curricular opportunities. We seek to create happy, moral and creative citizens and this is achieved through our School mission of flair, rigour and discipline.
There's an extensive Ensembles list ranging from Orchestra, Flute Group, Brass Band to Jazz Group, Rock School, Samba with much in-between. Rehearsals run throughout the year with a large variety of concerts on offer for pupils to perform in – whatever age or standard they are. Informal Lunchtime Concerts are arranged throughout the academic year to showcase and encourage emerging talent.
Perhaps the most significant and public ensemble is the Prep School Choir. The choir meets three times a week, singing regularly for pupils in Chapel. They also sing in concerts throughout the year and other special occasions. Recent events include singing at Birmingham Cathedral, St John’s Church, Bromsgrove and the Normal Power Centre in Ladywood. The choir enjoys a music tour, with recent visits to cities such as Paris, Rome and Edinburgh. The Prep School Choir also recently won their category at the Worcestershire Competitive Arts Festival, the first time that the group had entered the competition. In addition, the Choir recorded a number of carols on the School's Advent to Christmas CD
which can be purchased from the Music School.
In the classroom, music is taught in a number of ways using a variety of instruments and through singing, as well as academic theory which encourages every pupil to gain an appreciation of different musical styles. Visits to the nearby Symphony Hall in Birmingham enrich classroom teaching and encourage participation and learning. Visiting musicians and performers enhance the curriculum further providing opportunities for pupils to hear professional musicians at work.
To find out more about each section of the Prep School Music Department, please click the links on the left hand menu.